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Last updated 6/8/2021 by Lil Bit

A Little Snowbabies History for you!

405826  IN FLIGHT MEAL 22.50 (w/red birds)

800347  GAURDIAN ANGEL  22.50

69283  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! 18.00 (opens up!_

6000849  SAYING PRAYERS (Boy)  20.00 (blue shoes and tie)

4051924  WANNA BE A REINDEER 19.99 (putting on reindeer antlers)

799634  GIRL AND CURLS 22.50 (Sitting under old timey hairdryer)

798862  BABY IN THE WOOD 28.50  (Eskimo momma with baby and snow shoes)

801584  PET TRICKS 32.50 (Dog holding branch, whilst snowbaby adds birds)

6000852  LET PEACE BEGIN WITH ME  27.50 (Sparkle cap and Peace Sign)

68012  WHY DON'T YOU TALK TO ME (Snowman) 24.00

56.69438  LOVE IS A BABY BOY (with real knitted blanket)

6000859  PEACE TALKS (2 painting blue peace sign)

​68426  MAKE A WISH (w penguins)  30.00

6000853  BLESS THE ANIMALS (Glitter angel wings and laying with bunnies. Pink knitted flowers on head)

4058500  THE GLAM SQUAD  (Gone shopping with kitty..pearl leash, wearing pink tutu and knitted pink hat)  28.95

4058778  IF THE SHOE FITS ( 3 girls is super sparkling pink high heel shoe!)  36.95

4058172  5 PART HARMONY (5 red birds in bird house w/snowbaby playing flute!)  22.50

69281  MY BEST TEACHER (Sitting on realistic red apple which opens up!)  17.50

799631  PRETTY IN PINK (Painted pink nails)  18.50

4057889  TASTING THE PUDDING (Chocolate cake with red bird sitting on top)  22.50

4058262  JINGLE BELLS ( Red Birds and real Red bells)  27.50

Snowbabies List - Call to check stock! ;)  Some of these are very retired.  We have the boxes!

Snowbabies have become a Christmas tradition that is believed to have started in Europe during the 17th century.  In England there is a celebration known as the Twelfth Night. The English believe this is the time when the three wisemen arrived in Bethlehem after the birth of Christ.  They brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to Christ the baby.  Snowbaby figurines were originally used as cake decorations that represented the Christ child and were made of marzipan and sprinkled with “snow” sugar.  Around the same time in Germany, Christmas shoppers were traditionally given small sugar biscuits depicting the infant Jesus.  These Snowbabies were originally intended as a sweet treat to eat but eventually customers started to use them instead as decorations for their Christmas trees.

By the late 1900's, these Snowbabies gained in popularity and manufacturers began to produce fine porcelain figurines depicting small childern usually dressed in a snowsuit shown riding sleds, skiing or otherwise frolicking in the snow.  The manufacturing process involved pouring bisque into molds and then finishing the piece with a sprinkling of finely ground bisque to give the impression that the figurines had received a special dusting of “snow”.  The snowbabies usually had delicately painted faces and sometimes the figurines were decorated in soft pastel colors.

Just as the snowbabies popularity started to wane before the turn of the century there was an unexpected boost that would increase their sales.  In 1893, an Artic explorer named Robert Perry was on a quest to discover the North Pole and a figurine is said to have been created showing Admiral Perry and his fellow explorer, Dr. Frederick Cook, dressed in snowsuits and grasping a world globe between them.  To further the story, while Perry was on his famous expedition into the Artic his wife, Josephine, gave birth to their daughter Marie.  She was the first caucasion child to be born that far north. The native Eskimos in the region remarked about her pale white skin and she became known as Ah-poo-Mic-kaninny or the “snow baby”.  With newspaper accounts of the birth and later Perry’s discovery of the North Pole in April 6, 1909, snowbabies once again became popular this time with American buyers.

During World War I manufacturing of Snowbabies stopped and unfortunately when production resumed afterwards the quality of the figurines was greatly compromised.  Over the next few years the sales of snowbabies continued to decrease and finally with the start of World War II and the loss of European and Asian manufacturers the production of Snowbabies was discontinued.

Then in 1986 a Minnesota based company named Department 56 started a new line aptly named Snowbabies which featured 11 figurines designed and inspired by the original antique and vintage Snowbabies.  Over the years the Department 56 Snowbabies line had proved to be very popular with collectors.  Kristi Jensen Pierro, a Department 56 designer, usually started with a drawing.  Her first drawings were inspired by her children and later they were designed and created for specific themes or special celebrations.  Once the sketches are approved they are then made into a clay figure and further refined.  When the final design is determined a mold is made of the clay figure and then sent into production.  The Snowbabies line includes full sized figurines, water globes, picture frames, ornaments and even miniature figurines.  Over the past decades licensed pieces have also been produced incorporating Disney and Sesame Street characters. collectables & gifts

Start or add to your collection today!  If you would like to see more pictures of the Snowbabies that we currently have in stock, just give us a call or send us a message today!  We would be delighted to help you add to your collection or start a new family tradition!

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